English Language - Gender Theory

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Lakoff
Women's speech = their position in society. Deficit model. Hedges, empty adjectives, apologies etc.
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Janet Holmes
Tag questions; builds on Lakoff. Referential = searching for info. Affective (facilitative) = solidarity/intimacy.Affective (softening) = weaken command/criticism.
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Deborah Tannen
Difference model = men and women differ. Support-Opposition, Sympathy-Problem-Solving, Rapport-Report, Intimate-Independant
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Pamela Fishman
'Division of Labour' - women work harder in conversation.
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Deborah Cameron
Gender differences are not universal. "Myth of Mars and Venus". "Similarity model".
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Janet Hyde
Supports Cameron. 'Gender similarities hypothesis'. Negligible difference in communication.
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Tag questions; builds on Lakoff. Referential = searching for info. Affective (facilitative) = solidarity/intimacy.Affective (softening) = weaken command/criticism.

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Deborah Tannen

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Deborah Cameron

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